One site that is great loaded with information is Get-a-Quote.
While I’m thankful for the depth of information that is available there… I have to admit that it’s a bit over my head.
Maybe because it’s too detailed.
For example, if you want to know how much it typically costs for a plumber in your area to do the rough-in work for a bathtub, you can find it here!
On the other hand, if you want to know approximately what you’ll have to pay a plumber to do ALL of the rough-in work for your new home, you’ll have to do a lot of adding.
That’s because every possible action that a plumber could possibly do on a construction site is broken out — line for line — on this website. That’s great. But when you don’t know all the tasks that typically accompany the type of rough-in work that you’ll be requiring, you’re left with a figure that most likely falls short of what it will really cost you.
See for yourself here. First choose your state from the drop-down box. Then type in a keyword (plumbing, site grading, temporary utlities, etc). It’s kind of picky — see all the underlined words for your choices. Clicking on them however, got me nowhere.
This is the largest free construction estimating database on the Web! I’m thankful it’s there, I’m just not sure how to use it to its fullest potential.
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